Claflin University

Introduction

Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, and oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Claflin University will be recognized as one of the premier undergraduate teaching and research universities in the world that prepares effective and visionary leaders with global perspectives.

At the center of everything the University does is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through Claflin's decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

  • Commitment to Excellence through doing things better and differently.
  • Commitment to Valuing People by providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work.
  • Commitment to Being Customer Focused, ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.
  • Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs by educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.
  • Commitment to Financial Accountability by putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Admissions & Requirements

Admission Policy

Academic factors are very important in gaining admission to Claflin, but are not the only factors that the Office of Admissions considers. Candidates for admission must meet our minimum admission requirements, demonstrate high academic achievement in rigorous course selections, show character and proven leadership, and subscribe to the philosophy and mission of Claflin University. Students of all races, creeds, gender and national origin are welcome. New students are admitted in the fall, spring and summer. Applicants for undergraduate programs must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Graduate and continuing education schools maintain their own admissions staff to meet the needs of prospective students.

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Programs

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Bachelor in Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. [+]

All students entering Claflin University's Department of Art will be placed in the foundation art sequence. After completing the first semester of their freshman year, students will declare a major in one of the following disciplines: Art Education Studio Art Digital Design The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. With an art degree, you can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, printmaker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist. All graduating Studio Art and Digital Design majors must complete a Senior Project, install a Senior Project Exhibition, and successfully pass a Senior Exit Examination. Art Education majors must complete a Professional Clinical Practice Exhibition in addition to successfully passing all exams required by the School of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and organize these activities. Students must work closely with the Art faculty so that these events can proceed according to schedule. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry is designed to prepare students to enter health care fields and/or to earn advanced degree for pursuit of these careers. [+]

The Department of Biology endeavors to offer a curriculum that provides Claflin students with knowledge and understanding of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Instruction and experiences are designed to prepare students to become informed and productive citizens ready for leadership and service in our multicultural, global and technological society. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry is designed to prepare students to enter health care fields and/or to earn advanced degree for pursuit of these careers. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Bioinformatics is designed to prepare students for careers in this newly developing field that applies computer science and statistical methodologies to the biology subfields of genomics and proteomics. Students completing the major would be eligible for jobs in a wide range of disciplines or ready for graduate degree programs in the field. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biotechnology is designed to prepare world-class scientists to participate in the shaping of our future. These students will be leaders in the biotechnology industry, in academia and in government. Students will learn about topics ranging from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to non-technical issues that students must understand to bring biotechnology products to market, such as bioethics, government regulatory policies, drug approval policies and patent law. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Science is designed for students who desire to enter graduate school or professions as an environmental specialist with government, academics industriesand others. Students wishing to major in Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology Education or Environmental Science or who wish to pursue a dual-degree programs must apply to the Department of Biology for acceptance. [-]

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry is approved by The American Chemical Society and is designed for students planning to enter either a graduate school program leading to an M. S. or Ph. D. degree, or to enter the work force as a chemist. [+]

Preparing Students for Leadership and Service in a Multicultural, Global and Technological Society. The purpose of the Department of Chemistry is to produce graduates with a solid understanding of and practical experience in the chemical sciences so that they will be able to compete effectively and be successful in graduate school, professional school and in the work place. Following are the programs offered by the Chemistry Department : The Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry is approved by The American Chemical Society and is designed for students planning to enter either a graduate school program leading to an M. S. or Ph. D. degree, or to enter the work force as a chemist. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry is designed for students entering into health care fields and/or planning to earn a Ph. D. , M. D. , Pharm D. , DMD,DVM, OD, PT, OT, DO, etc. The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Environmental Science is designed for students who desire to enter graduate school or professions as environmental specialists with government, academia, industry, etc. [-]

Bachelor in Elementary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The teacher education areas at Claflin University that come under the governance of the School of Education and make up the PEU include Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Level Education, and Music Education. [+]

As a part of the redesign of academic areas, the School of Education has reorganized into administrative offices that support 1) the three degree granting programs within the school, 2) the teacher education areas located within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as 3) the physical education courses that support the general education requirements for the University. The teacher education areas at Claflin University that come under the governance of the School of Education and make up the PEU include Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Level Education, and Music Education. These seven (7) areas all lead to licensure to teach in K-12 public schools. Administration The School of Education also houses administrative offices designed to support the work of faculty and students in the School of Education, and compliance areas for professional education units. These four (4) offices are managed by coordinators and directors organized under the Office of the Dean in the School of Education. The Dean of Education is considered the head of the PEU and the lead representative for national accrediting bodies, specialized professional associations (SPAs), and State governance. The Office of Educational Technology is designed to support the Professional Education Unit (PEU) in areas requiring web, data, audio/visual and instructional technologies management, as well as technology instruction, integration and compliance. It also supports or helps coordinate the other offices' technology based functions, especially for the purposes of candidate data collection and dissemination. Visit 2014 data reporting for 2012-13 teacher candidates and completers. The Office of Accreditation and Assessment is designed to provide support for the PEU in the areas of accrediting body reporting and unit assessment development and compliance as standards governing education programs periodically change. For more about teacher accreditation, please see the CAEP website and the NCATE list of accredited schools in SC. The Office of Field and Clinical Experiences coordinates all activities between the School of Education and the University’s public school partners, primarily for the purpose of student placements. This is necessary for the fulfillment of at least 100 pre-clinical field hours, and a 60 day clinical internship required before a teacher candidate can be considered for licensure in South Carolina and many other states. The Office of Academic Student Support Services exists to aid students declaring a major in teacher education with best practices for staying on task to transition into a teacher candidate. State law requires all individuals who complete a teacher education program that leads to initial certification at the undergraduate level to pass all parts of Praxis I (reading, writing, and mathematics). The Office of Academic Student Support Services assists students in passing this exam by providing information on the examination, general support in registering for the examination, and workshops that directly support students on competencies measured by the examination. The Office of Student Support also handles all advising responsibilities for students in the School of Education. [-]

Bachelor in Mass Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Department of Mass Communications offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with concentrations in Public Relations, Journalism, or Digital Media. [+]

The Department of Mass Communications offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with concentrations in Public Relations, Journalism, or Digital Media. Students in the Department of Mass Communications will receive an education that combines professional skills with a liberal arts education. Students will be trained in classrooms equipped for the converging world of communications. Students will be enriched by faculty and staff who are actively involved in research and professional endeavors that contribute to advancing their knowledge of public relations, print journalism, and digital media. The Mass Communications concentration courses develop student competence and skills in: The Journalism concentration prepares students for careers as writers and editors for newspapers, magazines, and online media, or as radio and television reporters, hosts, or correspondents. The Public Relations concentration prepares students for careers in both profit and nonprofit businesses as writers or publicists who develop, design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns. The Digital Media concentration prepares students for behind-the-scenes positions in public or commercial radio and television stations, audio production facilities, recording studios, television production houses, educational institutions, advertising agencies, or industrial or corporate settings. The concentration courses enable students to gain knowledge about the role of media so that they can become practitioners. [-]

Bachelor in Music

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music and a Performing Area in Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music. This program is designed for those students who plan careers as professional musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools but do not wish to teach. [+]

The Department of Music offers two major degree programs and two minor programs as follows: Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music and a Performing Area in Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music. This program is designed for those students who plan careers as professional musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools but do not wish to teach. Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music Education and a Performing Area in Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music. This program is designed for those students who plan to teach music in the schools, levels K-12. It also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in Music Education. Minor in Music. This minor program is open to students from all academic areas in the University. [-]

Bachelor of Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Claflin University offers four dual-degree programs through partnerships with South Carolina State University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Greenville Technical College and Clemson University. All degrees are housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. [+]

Students entering mathematics and computer science programs must meet standards prescribed by the institution for selecting a major. Students should have taken and passed all major course requirements through the end of the sophomore year. Students may apply for admittance to the Department in their sophomore year. Acceptance will be based upon overall grade point average and performance in selected major courses and designated foundation courses taken prior to the time of application. Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Dual Degree Programs Claflin University offers four dual-degree programs through partnerships with South Carolina State University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Greenville Technical College and Clemson University. All degrees are housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. They include the following: A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Biotechnology with Greenville Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University. A 4+1 program where students earn a B.S. in Biology from Claflin University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. Upon completion of the first segment of a dual-degree program, students enroll on a full-time basis at their chosen partner institution and must seek financial aid from that institution prior to enrollment. [-]

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. [+]

The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. More job opportunities for men and women educated in the managerial techniques of business operations and administration will be available in our expanding business sector. The demand for salaried managers and administrators will continue to grow in the global economy of the 21st century as firms increasingly depend on well-trained professionals. The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. More job opportunities for men and women educated in the managerial techniques of business operations and administration will be available in our expanding business sector. The demand for salaried managers and administrators will continue to grow in the global economy of the 21st century as firms increasingly depend on well trained professionals. The School of Business offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with non-business minor Bachelor of Science in Management Bachelor of Science in Marketing Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management (For adult learners ) Claflin University, through the School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the degrees of Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, Marketing and Organizational Management. [-]

Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Justice Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Our mission is to prepare students to assume positions in a wide range of academic disciplines and careers. [+]

Our mission is to prepare students to assume positions in a wide range of academic disciplines and careers. The academic programs offered by the school emphasize the development of students’ analytical, critical and reflective thinking skills, and are excellent preparation for graduate or professional study. Among the school’s many distinctions is that of being home to the oldest art program in the state of South Carolina. Students in the school are encouraged to become responsible, productive citizens in their careers and in their communities. Career choices for graduates of the school include art, journalism, law, politics, music, teaching, counseling, religion, philosophy and research. We offer majors in a number of disciplines as outlined in the six departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to our day program, we also offer a major in sociology and criminal justice administration through the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies, where we offer educational opportunities for adult students to continue their education and receive a degree. We offer programs that will produce versatile and qualified students who are prepared to serve as leaders and agents of change for the improvement of their communities, society and the humanities. The Department of History and Sociology is dedicated to preparing our students to become informed, contributing citizens in a world of diverse cultures and opportunities. Committed to the high standards of a traditional liberal arts education, the department emphasizes reading, writing, and oral communication skills. The department offers classes in History, Sociology, Politics and Justice Studies, Geography, Gerontology, Psychology, as well as African and African American Studies. Our courses and programs of study inquire into the human condition and are designed to foster the analytical and theoretical skills necessary to critically evaluate diverse social relations and contexts. What Do We Offer? The Department of History & Sociology offers a dynamic range of liberal art studies, including: Undergraduate Programs of Study Who Are We? Over 75% of our department faculty have doctorates in their respective discipline. The faculty is researching and publishing on a wide variety of areas ranging from international relations to drug addiction and from global affairs to the HIV crisis in India. You will find a faculty that enjoys working with students in fulfilling their academic potential. We offer individual attention, provide accessibility and personal support to assist students in meeting their academic potential. We take pride in helping you meet your goals. Where Can We Take You? Anywhere and everywhere! The Department of History & Sociology teaches people how to think critically, to articulate sophisticated ideas verbally and in writing, and how to conduct rigorous and innovative research. First and foremost, we emphasize the intellectual development of our individual students in order to cultivate their desire to be visionaries who will make a difference in the world. Study after study has shown that a liberal arts education best prepares students to meet the unforeseen demands of our rapidly-changing world. A degree in history or sociology thus serves as a launching pad for a variety of vocations and professional careers. As a graduate of our program you will go to law school or graduate school, or you will pursue a rewarding career with a government agency, with an international non-governmental organization (NGOs), or in the private sector. A well-rounded education means that your life path is limited only by your imagination. Programs Majors African and African‐American Studies History Politics and Justice Studies Sociology Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration (program for Continuing Studies students only) Minors (18 semester credit hours) African and African‐American Studies Criminal Justice Gerontology History Political Science Sociology Program Requirements for Majors in the Department of History and Sociology Students majoring in History, Politics and Justice Studies, Sociology, or African and African American Studies must complete all General Education requirements and satisfy each of the requirements for the major program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, all students must: Possess a minimum 2.0 GPA in their General Education courses including a minimum grade of “C” in their English Composition (101 and 102) courses. Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in the major field. Complete at least 18 semester credit hours of major field course work at Claflin University. Complete 12 semester credit hours of departmental required course work culminating with the capstone project. (For majors in History, Politics and Justice Studies, and Sociology). Pass the appropriate disciplinary competency exam. Complete all other School of Humanities and Claflin University requirements [-]

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Our mission is to prepare students to assume positions in a wide range of academic disciplines and careers. [+]

Our mission is to prepare students to assume positions in a wide range of academic disciplines and careers. The academic programs offered by the school emphasize the development of students’ analytical, critical and reflective thinking skills, and are excellent preparation for graduate or professional study. Among the school’s many distinctions is that of being home to the oldest art program in the state of South Carolina. Students in the school are encouraged to become responsible, productive citizens in their careers and in their communities. Career choices for graduates of the school include art, journalism, law, politics, music, teaching, counseling, religion, philosophy and research. We offer majors in a number of disciplines as outlined in the six departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to our day program, we also offer a major in sociology and criminal justice administration through the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies, where we offer educational opportunities for adult students to continue their education and receive a degree. We offer programs that will produce versatile and qualified students who are prepared to serve as leaders and agents of change for the improvement of their communities, society and the humanities. The Department of History and Sociology is dedicated to preparing our students to become informed, contributing citizens in a world of diverse cultures and opportunities. Committed to the high standards of a traditional liberal arts education, the department emphasizes reading, writing, and oral communication skills. The department offers classes in History, Sociology, Politics and Justice Studies, Geography, Gerontology, Psychology, as well as African and African American Studies. Our courses and programs of study inquire into the human condition and are designed to foster the analytical and theoretical skills necessary to critically evaluate diverse social relations and contexts. What Do We Offer? The Department of History & Sociology offers a dynamic range of liberal art studies, including: Undergraduate Programs of Study Who Are We? Over 75% of our department faculty have doctorates in their respective discipline. The faculty is researching and publishing on a wide variety of areas ranging from international relations to drug addiction and from global affairs to the HIV crisis in India. You will find a faculty that enjoys working with students in fulfilling their academic potential. We offer individual attention, provide accessibility and personal support to assist students in meeting their academic potential. We take pride in helping you meet your goals. Where Can We Take You? Anywhere and everywhere! The Department of History & Sociology teaches people how to think critically, to articulate sophisticated ideas verbally and in writing, and how to conduct rigorous and innovative research. First and foremost, we emphasize the intellectual development of our individual students in order to cultivate their desire to be visionaries who will make a difference in the world. Study after study has shown that a liberal arts education best prepares students to meet the unforeseen demands of our rapidly-changing world. A degree in history or sociology thus serves as a launching pad for a variety of vocations and professional careers. As a graduate of our program you will go to law school or graduate school, or you will pursue a rewarding career with a government agency, with an international non-governmental organization (NGOs), or in the private sector. A well-rounded education means that your life path is limited only by your imagination. Programs Majors African and African‐American Studies History Politics and Justice Studies Sociology Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration (program for Continuing Studies students only) Minors (18 semester credit hours) African and African‐American Studies Criminal Justice Gerontology History Political Science Sociology Program Requirements for Majors in the Department of History and Sociology Students majoring in History, Politics and Justice Studies, Sociology, or African and African American Studies must complete all General Education requirements and satisfy each of the requirements for the major program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, all students must: Possess a minimum 2.0 GPA in their General Education courses including a minimum grade of “C” in their English Composition (101 and 102) courses. Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in the major field. Complete at least 18 semester credit hours of major field course work at Claflin University. Complete 12 semester credit hours of departmental required course work culminating with the capstone project. (For majors in History, Politics and Justice Studies, and Sociology). Pass the appropriate disciplinary competency exam. Complete all other School of Humanities and Claflin University requirements [-]

BSc

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs for students in general education, Mathematics Education and Pre-Engineering and for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the field of Mathematics, Computer Engineering and Management Information Systems. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs for students in general education, Mathematics Education and Pre-Engineering and for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the field of Mathematics, Computer Engineering and Management Information Systems. Students entering mathematics and computer science programs must meet standards prescribed by the institution for selecting a major. Students should have taken and passed all major course requirements through the end of the sophomore year. Students may apply for admittance to the Department in their sophomore year. Acceptance will be based upon overall grade point average and performance in selected major courses and designated foundation courses taken prior to the time of application. Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Dual Degree Programs Claflin University offers four dual-degree programs through partnerships with South Carolina State University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Greenville Technical College and Clemson University. All degrees are housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. They include the following: A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Biotechnology with Greenville Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University. A 4+1 program where students earn a B.S. in Biology from Claflin University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. Upon completion of the first segment of a dual-degree program, students enroll on a full-time basis at their chosen partner institution and must seek financial aid from that institution prior to enrollment. [-]

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs for students in general education, Mathematics Education and Pre-Engineering and for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the field of Mathematics, Computer Engineering and Management Information Systems. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs for students in general education, Mathematics Education and Pre-Engineering and for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the field of Mathematics, Computer Engineering and Management Information Systems. Students entering mathematics and computer science programs must meet standards prescribed by the institution for selecting a major. Students should have taken and passed all major course requirements through the end of the sophomore year. Students may apply for admittance to the Department in their sophomore year. Acceptance will be based upon overall grade point average and performance in selected major courses and designated foundation courses taken prior to the time of application. Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Dual Degree Programs Claflin University offers four dual-degree programs through partnerships with South Carolina State University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Greenville Technical College and Clemson University. All degrees are housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. They include the following: A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 2+2 program where students earn an Associate Degree in Biotechnology with Greenville Technical College and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Claflin University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson University. A 3+2 program where students earn a B.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Track) from Claflin University and a B.S. in Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University. A 4+1 program where students earn a B.S. in Biology from Claflin University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. Upon completion of the first segment of a dual-degree program, students enroll on a full-time basis at their chosen partner institution and must seek financial aid from that institution prior to enrollment. [-]

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

A Spanish major, especially when coupled with any of Claflin’s existing minors, gives our students a distinct edge in being accepted into graduate school or finding employment. [+]

According to the Census Bureau statistics, Hispanics now constitute one-seventh of the United States (US) population and are the fastest growing minority. Of course, in many countries of the world, Hispanics are in the majority, and Spanish is the dominant national language. Thus Spanish has become the second leading language in the US. In addition, Spanish speakers outnumber almost every other language group in the world. Clearly then, a Spanish major is needed to prepare students to better serve others and to enhance their opportunities for employment. A Spanish major, especially when coupled with any of Claflin’s existing minors, gives our students a distinct edge in being accepted into graduate school or finding employment. In the fields of business, health, education, law, etc., knowledge of an additional language, especially Spanish, is increasingly valuable, if not necessary. Spanish speaking and writing abilities increase the versatility of employees, and increases their chances for promotion. Five Spanish language faculty members are currently employed by Claflin University. Each has a PhD degree. [-]

Bachelor’s degree in Digital Design

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. [+]

All students entering Claflin University's Department of Art will be placed in the foundation art sequence. After completing the first semester of their freshman year, students will declare a major in one of the following disciplines: Art Education Studio Art Digital Design The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. With an art degree, you can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, printmaker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist. The Department of Art offers majors in Studio Art, Art Education and Digital Design. All graduating Studio Art and Digital Design majors must complete a Senior Project, install a Senior Project Exhibition, and successfully pass a Senior Exit Examination. Art Education majors must complete a Professional Clinical Practice Exhibition in addition to successfully passing all exams required by the School of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and organize these activities. Students must work closely with the Art faculty so that these events can proceed according to schedule. The following is an overview of guidelines relative to these requirements: Requirements for Admission to the Department of Art Freshmen may not apply until after midterm of the second semester of the freshman year. Students may pick up application forms from the Department Chair. Students must have an average of a 2.5 GPA or above in their general education courses. Students transferring from departments within the institution or from other institutions must also demonstrate an average of a 2.5 GPA or above in their general education courses. Students declaring a major in Studio Art, Art Education, or Digital Design should present the art department with a portfolio of their most recent works. [-]

Bachelor’s degree in English

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers three major programs. [+]

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers three major programs leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in English. A degree in English is excellent preparation for law school or graduate school, and for any profession that requires close attention to language. Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in English Education. This program is designed for students who want to teach English (and related subjects) at the secondary school level. Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in American Studies. Students in this interdisciplinary program study the key ideas of major literary, philosophical, social, and artistic movements within the American experience. The Department of English and Foreign Languages also offers minors in the following areas: American Studies English French Theatre Arts Spanish Gender Studies [-]

BBA

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. [+]

The School of Business prepares students for successful careers in business professions. More job opportunities for men and women educated in the managerial techniques of business operations and administration will be available in our expanding business sector. The demand for salaried managers and administrators will continue to grow in the global economy of the 21st century as firms increasingly depend on well trained professionals. Claflin University, through the School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the degrees of Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, Marketing and Organizational Management. [-]

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Orangeburg 29115, United States
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